"Any environment where our residency players can improve and continue to develop their skills and their knowledge about the game [is positive]."
-- U.S. U-17 national team coach Wilmer Cabrera on midfield star Sebastian Lletget's signing with West Ham United. Lletget, whose parents are Argentine but who holds an Italian passport that qualifies him to sign with an English club, only recently joined the Bradenton residency program but started for the USA at the Under-17 Concacaf Championship. He will shuttle back and forth between London and Bradenton before next fall's Under-17 World Cup, slated to be held in Nigeria. (goal.com)